Study Abroad

Vietnamese Language Program at UHM

Study Abroad Options for Vietnamese


For intermediate and advanced level students (at least one year of study required) summer study in Vietnam is available to students in the Vietnamese Language Program at the University of Hawaii-Manoa through VASI (Vietnamese Advanced Summer Institute). The Vietnamese Advanced Summer Institute (VASI) is an intensive course of advanced Vietnamese language study conducted for eight weeks at Vietnamese Language Studies Sai Gon in Ho Chi Minh City.


For students who would like to accelerate their language study, the University of Hawaii Vietnamese Language Program cooperates with SEASSI (the Southeast Asian Summer Studies Institute). SEASSI is a summer program which enables students to complete two semesters of language study during the summer term along with other students from universities throughout the United States. The location of the program rotates periodically among the sponsoring universities, but is currently being held at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Program is to increase the number of American undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing students with the information and financial assistance they will need.


Graduate students are eligible to apply for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to finance their language studies either at their home universities or abroad.


The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships For Advanced Asian Language Study The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States.